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The Final Battle In The U.S.-Russia Relationship Is In Space

Senator Richard Shelby totally pwned Senator John McCain in a fight over the Pentagon buying Russian rocket engines to spy on Russia, among other things.<p>As a <i>Star Wars</i> sequel opens on movie screens, a final space battle over Russian space rockets plays out in the U.S. Senate, pitting maverick …

Oklahoma Now Has More Earthquake Activity Than California, Thanks To Oil And Gas Drilling

Before 2008, Oklahoma had barely any serious seismic activity. The state averaged one to two earthquakes of 3.0 or greater on the Richter Scale each year. This year, it’s seen 850 earthquakes of 3.0 or more, according to recent information released by the Oklahoma Geological Survey.<p>In seven years, …

Oil & Gas Industry

Genius or Stupid

It’s called humor. Maybe you’ve heard of it. (30 Photos)<p>By: Dustin<p>300 Liked! 82 Disliked 0<p>humor<p>Exploding Sledgehammer Festival in Mexico looks like a …

United Airlines

Children with ADHD 'should be allowed to fidget'

Riding an exercise bike while doing schoolwork and tests could help children with ADHD perform better - according to scientists<p>Jittery and jumpy children with ADHD have for years been scolded in the classroom for failing to sit still and concentrate.<p>But up to 5 per cent of British youngsters who …

Autism

KPLC 7 NewsNow

Download the power of the KPLC 7 News Now application right to your Android!<p>7 News delivers local news coverage of Lake Charles and the rest of …

NASA probe to arrive at Pluto carrying ashes of Clyde Tombaugh

NASA’s New Horizons probe will arrive at the dwarf-planet carrying the astrophysicist’s ashes<p>When Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto in 1930 he could never have imagined that the icy world would one day be his final resting place.<p>But this week NASA’s New Horizons probe will arrive at the dwarf-planet …

Solar System

Eight Exoplanets That Could Support Life Discovered

Eight planets have been found existing in the “Goldilocks” zone around their stars, which is neither too hot nor too cold for liquid water. Two of …

The 12 most important moments in science in 2014

Virgin Galactic’s Spaceship Two crashed – and then, 300m miles away, Philae landed on a comet. From the distant origins of humans to our future on the planet, 12 leading scientists pick their key moments and stories of the year<p>1 The West Antarctic ice sheet enters irreversible decline<p><b>13 January</b><p>In …

Telescopes

Nasa reveal new planet-searching satellite Tess to help in hunt for alien life

The satellite is scheduled to be launched in August 2017<p>Nasas has unveiled their latest piece of space exploration equipment, designed to discover …

Space Exploration

iPhone, iPad & Android

History App on iPhone, iPad & Android<p>Download the HISTORY App for your iOS or Android device:<p>Watch your favorite HISTORY shows and content on your …

'Wanderers' Is A Fantastic Vision Of Humanity's Interplanetary Future

This short sci-fi film, narrated by Carl Sagan, inspires us to explore the solar system<p>Having a hard time getting motivated after a lazy, turkey-filled Thanksgiving break? We’ve got the perfect remedy for you. Take just five minutes from your workday to watch <i>Wanderers</i>, a short science-fiction film …

Nasa's Orion spacecraft prepares for launch in first step towards manned Mars mission

Thursday’s test flight will be the furthest a built-for-humans capsule has flown since 1970s Apollo moon missions but astronauts must wait seven years at least<p>Nasa’s quest to send astronauts out into the solar system will begin this week with a two-laps-around-Earth test flight.<p>The new Orion …

Touchdown! Hear the sound Philae made as it landed on a comet

Listen to this! When the Rosetta spacecraft's Philae lander landed on the surface of a comet last week, it actually recorded the sound of its feet meeting the comet for the first time – and now you can hear it too.<p>The two-second impact recording may sound like a mere moment in the long drama of the …

Space

FDA approves new opioid painkiller said to last 24 hours

Federal regulators gave the green light to a once-a-day opioid pain-relief pill that is up to 24 times more powerful than a single Vicodin but is designed to thwart the immediate release of its full — and potentially lethal — payload.<p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval of Hysingla ER, …

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Philae Discovers Organic Molecules On A Comet

What it might mean for finding life beyond Earth<p>After 10 years of chasing down Comet 67P—and then landing on it—a robotic space mission has returned a tantalizing discovery: the rubber ducky-shaped rock is home to organic molecules of mysterious composition.<p>Last week, Europe's Rosetta mission …

Spooky Discovery About the Largest Structure in the Universe (Today's Most Viewed)

Quasars are the nuclei of galaxies from the early days of the universe that undergo brief periods of extremely high brightness that make them visible …

Kickstarter is going to the Moon in a new crowdfunded space mission

There's a new mission to the moon that's just getting off the ground in Britain, but it has a twist: You pay for it.<p>The British scientists behind the venture, called Lunar Mission One, want to raise a million dollars to send a robotic probe to the lunar South Pole, and they're relying on …

The Space Shuttle: Where did it come from? | Stuff of Genius

40 things you never knew about Leonardo DiCaprio

The Hollywood actor, producer and man bun savant turns 40 today. As a birthday gift, we’ve rustled up one piece of trivia for every year of his life<p>1) Leonardo DiCaprio’s first film role was in Critters 3, and not as Toby Wolf in This Boy’s Life.<p>2) Robert De Niro allegedly hand-picked DiCaprio from …

5 (False) Science Facts | What the Stuff?!

Complex organic molecule found in interstellar space

<b>Scientists have found the beginnings of life-bearing chemistry at the centre of the galaxy.</b><p>Iso-propyl cyanide has been detected in a star-forming cloud 27,000 light-years from Earth.<p>Its branched carbon structure is closer to the complex organic molecules of life than any previous finding from …

How to train tomatoes

Our 90-second gardener Sarah Raven shows you how to tie your tomato plants to canes<p>1. Once your tomato plants have grown to about a foot in height, you want to support them with a cane at their side which you can tie them into on a regular basis.<p>2. Make sure that you pinch out all side shoots of …

Om/One: The Death Star of Bluetooth speakers

In a market as saturated as the Bluetooth speaker one, any point of difference can make a ... well, a difference. The Om/One is a Bluetooth speaker …

Rosetta: 1,000 Kilometers and Closing In on a Comet

Getting closer ...<p>Phil Plait writes <b>Slate</b>’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of <i>Death From the</i> …

Space